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Singapore - Bright, clean and modern, Singapore offers a cosmopolitan atmosphere in a tropical climate. Shopping and eating are constant temptations in the gleaming city, but off the beaten track you will discover kampong life and incredible natural beauty.

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Expat Focus Columnists - Singapore
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Diana Mahmoud

  Ten Things To Do In Singapore This Winter

Articles - Singapore

Singapore is one of those places that doesn’t quite have a winter. In fact, plenty of people would say that Singapore doesn’t really have seasons at all – lying only one degree north of the equator, it’s warm and rainy all through the year. At this time of year, which is what usually counts as winter in the northern hemisphere, average temperatures in Singapore are just about a degree cooler than in “summer”.   more ...

  Interview With Alka Chandiramani

Articles - Singapore

Alka, tell us a bit about yourself and how you came to be an expat.

I was born and brought up in Hong Kong, moving to Singapore was initially a daunting thought in 2003. Moving with young children from your hometown to the unknown is always challenging. My husband was given an opportunity to work in Singapore and we decided to move in 2003.   more ...

  Interview With Sasha Conlan, Director, The Barbie Girls

Articles - Singapore

Sasha, you're Managing Director at The Barbie Girls. Tell us a bit
about your role - what does your day-to-day routine look like?

Every day is different for me. I always start early, whether from home, my office or with an 8am meeting to kick start the day and to enable me to savour a strong coffee. I look at my to-do list for the day – my days are so busy that I generally focus on one day at a time.   more ...

  An Overview Of International Schools in Singapore

Articles - Singapore

Singapore is a thriving expat destination, and as such has many reputed international schools in different locations, offering a variety of curricula.

The public school system in Singapore also provides high quality education, but expat parents often choose international schools over public schools, so that their children can follow an international curriculum.   more ...

  A Short Expat Guide To Buying A House In Singapore

Articles - Singapore

Since the year 1973, the Singaporean Government has restricted the ownership of residential property in the country by foreigners. Ownership of houses is governed by the Residential Property Act. This Act is mainly aimed at giving the locals a stake in their country by being able to buy and possess their own houses. At the same time, it also encourages foreigners who make an economic contribution to the country to purchase property for their own occupation.

Investing in the Singaporean real estate industry can be quite complex, especially for a foreigner. Given below are the steps that need to be followed to purchase a house in Singapore:   more ...


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